Five million Samsung Galaxy S smartphones sold worldwide

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Many people have said that 2010 is the year of the Android and that is quickly coming to fruition, but Google isn’t the only one benefitting from the platform’s rise. It didn’t take all that long, but Samsung has just surpassed the five million unit milestone for its Galaxy S family of smartphones.

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Google’s Andy Rubin says Windows Phone 7 isn’t needed

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PC Mag recently conducted an extensive interview with Andy Rubin from Google and they addressed a number of different issues. They talk about different versions of Android and the like, but what about the competitors? One of the more interesting quotes came up with the topic of Windows Phone 7 was raised.

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Google Android + retina display = Sharp IS03 smartphone

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What’s that? You thought retina displays were restricted solely to the Apple family? While it’s unclear whether or not they can actually use the word “retina” in their product descriptions, Sharp has indeed come up with a phone that uses one. And it’s powered by Google Android to boot.

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Google helps you compare Android devices with phone gallery database

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Life was so much simpler when it really was the HTC Dream G1 (also sold as the T-Mobile G1) or nothing in the Android world, but I’m very happy that there is a lot more choice in Android devices these days. However, all this choice can be overwhelming. Helping you make the best buying decision, Google has now launched an online database and comparison site of just about every Android phone.

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Dell “Looking Glass” 7-inch Android tablet surfaces in video

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The tablet market is about to get even more crowded. Dell has already made an appearance with its Dell Streak handheld, but that only has a five-inch screen. Now, we’re getting a good glimpse at an upcoming 7-inch slate, which bears a striking resemblance to the Looking Glass tablet PC we saw some time back.

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Nokia’s soon to be EX-VP takes bitter stab at Android for publicity

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While it is still the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world in terms of worldwide sales, Nokia is quickly losing market share to its competitors. Many people, myself included, have said that switching to Android would be a good way to turn things around, but the Finns don’t seem to agree.

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Passwords stored in plain text on rooted Android smartphones

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With great power comes great responsibility. Maybe you should have been listening to Uncle Ben all along, because it seems that with great freedom comes great security risks too. That’s because rooting your Android smartphone could reveal your “secure” passwords to just about anyone.

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Android to get Qik video calls like FaceTime

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Unlike FaceTime, which only (officially) works over a Wi-Fi connection, Qik says that you’ll be able to use its video call service over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. The interface will be similar to FaceTime with a full screen of the person you’re talking to, shoving you into a smaller window in the corner.

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Famed $35 Android tablet from India is actually made in China

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It looks as though that super cheap Android tablet coming out of India isn’t actually coming from India after all. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it is a little misleading to refer to the $35 Android device as the “Indian tablet,” since it seems to be sourced from China.

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Gartner predicts Android to be number one by 2014

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Google Android has steadily been gaining market share since the initial introduction of the T-Mobile G1. With that said, the analysts at Gartner say this trend will continue for the next few years. And by 2013, Android could very well be the most popular smartphone OS in the world.

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New Google Voice widgets for Android smartphones

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Do you wish you had easier and faster access to your Google Voice account from your Google Android smartphone? They’re all a part of the same family, so the integration should be perfect, right? Well, Google is listening and it has just released a new set of Android widgets for just this purpose.

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Archos drops 5 Android tablets, even a $100 unit

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Archos was already a major contender in the media player and Internet tablet market before the iPad had landed. Looking to re-establish itself as an industry leader, Archos has just announced no fewer than five new Android tablets. There’s even one that starts at under a hundred bucks.

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